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Outdoor Activities ...

As we travel, we like to pursue some of our interests (such as astronomy and bird watching).

When in Booker, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Booker and the surrounding area.

  • Astronomy & Satellites ...
    • Whether using binoculars, a small telescope or the naked-eye, the Heavens-Above website can help you to find your way around the night-time sky. In addition to detailed sky charts, their website will help you find planets, asteriods, comets, satellites and their tracks across the sky.
    • To give accurate results, Heavens-Above requires the latitude and longitude of your location. As a starting point, when we link to Heavens-Above, we pass this GPS location for Booker:
    • 34.796599, -92.19613
    • Once you're on the Heavens-Above website, you can improve its accuracy by giving a more precise longitude and latitude as your actual position.
    • The Heavens-Above Website, centered on Booker
  • Waymarking ...
    • Looking for somewhere out of the ordinary? Find a unique place and want to share it with others? Then it's time to visit Waymarking.com:
    • Waymark.com

Communities Also Named Booker ...

We have found six communities that share the name Booker.

There is one other community in Arkansas which is also named Booker.

Beyond Arkansas, we know of another five communities that are located throughout in the United States.

  • Communities Located In Arkansas ...
    • Crittenden County
      • This Booker is located in Crittenden County and lies 113 miles [181.9 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Booker that is located in Pulaski County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Booker
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Crittenden County community of Booker.
  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Kentucky
      • Washington County
      • This Booker is located in Washington County and lies 435 miles [700.1 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Booker that is located in Pulaski County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Booker
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Washington County community of Booker.
    • Pennsylvania
      • Clearfield County
      • This Booker is located in Clearfield County and lies 857 miles [1,379.2 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Booker that is located in Pulaski County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Booker
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Clearfield County community of Booker.
    • Texas
      • Lipscomb County
      • This Booker is located in Lipscomb County and lies 481 miles [774.1 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Booker that is located in Pulaski County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Booker
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lipscomb County community of Booker.
    • Virginia
      • Sussex County
      • This Booker is located in Sussex County and lies 846 miles [1,361.5 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Booker that is located in Pulaski County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Booker
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Sussex County community of Booker.
      • Washington County
      • This Booker is located in Washington County and lies 580 miles [933.4 km] to the east northeast of the Booker that is located in Pulaski County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Booker
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Washington County community of Booker.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Booker ...

As we travel, we always see a community with a name that gives pause. While there are names which are interesting or familiar, some catch our attention or strike our fancy. We always wonder about such a name. If time permits and the community is not too far, we'll usually try to make a side-trip.

  • Dixie [Pulaski County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dixie
    • Dixie [Pulaski County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Booker
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dixie have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dixie
  • Eureka Garden [Pulaski County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eureka Garden
    • Eureka Garden [Pulaski County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the east of Booker
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Eureka Garden have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eureka Garden
  • Fairman [Pulaski County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fairman
    • Fairman [Pulaski County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southwest of Booker
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fairman have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fairman
  • Park Hill [Pulaski County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Park Hill
    • Park Hill [Pulaski County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the west of Booker
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Park Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Park Hill
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Pecan Grove [Pulaski County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pecan Grove
      • Pecan Grove [Pulaski County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the south of Booker
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pecan Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pecan Grove
    • Rose City [Pulaski County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rose City
      • Rose City [Pulaski County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the south of Booker
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rose City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rose City
    • Silver Creek [Pulaski County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Silver Creek
      • Silver Creek [Pulaski County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the northwest of Booker
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Silver Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Silver Creek
    • Tanglewood [Pulaski County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tanglewood
      • Tanglewood [Pulaski County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the west of Booker
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tanglewood have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tanglewood
    • Timber Creek [Pulaski County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Timber Creek
      • Timber Creek [Pulaski County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the west of Booker
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Timber Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Timber Creek
    • Valentine [Pulaski County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Valentine
      • Valentine [Pulaski County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Booker
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Valentine have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Valentine

Notable Births & Deaths ...

This is a new section for us and we are still collecting data.

Below is our list of notable people who were born, died or were buried in the area surrounding Booker. Please note that while we are collecting data on an ongoing basis, it's a big task and it's unlikely that our list will ever be more than a sample.

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    • James Pinckney Alley     (Cartoonist)
      • Cartoonist. He was born in Benton (Arkansas) on Sunday January 11, 1885 and died in Memphis (Tennessee) on Monday April 16, 1934 at the age of 49.
      • Benton is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the southwest of Booker.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: James Pinckney Alley<3>
    • Marvin Edward Blaylock     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Fort Smith (Arkansas) on Monday September 30, 1929 and died in Conway (Arkansas) on Saturday October 23, 1993 at the age of 64. He is buried at Pinecrest Memorial Park (Saline County, Arkansas).
      • Conway is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the northwest of Booker.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Marvin Edward Blaylock<3>
    • Otis Owen Brannan     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Greenbrier (Arkansas) on Monday March 13, 1899 and died in Little Rock (Arkansas) on Tueday June 6, 1967 at the age of 68. He is buried at Springhill Cemetery (Faulkner County, Arkansas).
      • Greenbrier is located 32 miles [51.5 km] to the north of Booker.
      • Little Rock is located 5 miles [8 km] to the southwest of Booker.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Otis Owen Brannan<3>
    • Gail Davis     (Actress)
    • William Malcolm 'Bill' Dickey     (Major League Baseball)
    • John Gould Fletcher     (Author)
      • Author. He was born in Little Rock (Arkansas) on Sunday January 3, 1886 and died in Little Rock (Arkansas) on Wednesday May 10, 1950 at the age of 64. He is buried at Mt. Holly Cemetery (Pulaski County, Arkansas).
      • Little Rock is located 5 miles [8 km] to the southwest of Booker.
      • Little Rock is located 5 miles [8 km] to the southwest of Booker.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: John Gould Fletcher<3>
    • Ann Gillis     (Actress)
      • Actress. She was born in Little Rock (Arkansas) on Saturday February 12, 1927 and died in Horam (England) on Wednesday January 31, 2018 at the age of 90.
      • Little Rock is located 5 miles [8 km] to the southwest of Booker.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Ann Gillis<3>
    • Ransom Joseph 'Randy' Jackson     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Little Rock (Arkansas) on Wednesday February 10, 1926 and died in Athens (Georgia) on Wednesday March 20, 2019 at the age of 93.
      • Little Rock is located 5 miles [8 km] to the southwest of Booker.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Ransom Joseph 'Randy' Jackson<3>
    • Lawrence Phillips     (Professional football)
      • Professional football. He was born in Little Rock (Arkansas) on Monday May 12, 1975 and died in Delano (California) on Wednesday January 13, 2016 at the age of 40. He is buried at Inglewood Park Cemetery (Los Angeles County, California).
      • Little Rock is located 5 miles [8 km] to the southwest of Booker.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Lawrence Phillips<3>
    • Elihan Pitts     (Professional football)
      • Professional football. He was born in Mayflower (Arkansas) on Thursday February 3, 1938 and died in Buffalo (New York) on Friday July 10, 1998 at the age of 60.
      • Mayflower is located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the northwest of Booker.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Elihan Pitts<3>
    • Arthur Lee 'Art' Porter, Jr.     (Musician, composer)
      • Musician, composer. He was born in Little Rock (Arkansas) on Thursday August 3, 1961 and died in Little Rock (Arkansas) on Saturday November 23, 1996 at the age of 35. He is buried at Roselawn Memorial Park (Pulaski County, Arkansas).
      • Little Rock is located 5 miles [8 km] to the southwest of Booker.
      • Little Rock is located 5 miles [8 km] to the southwest of Booker.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Arthur Lee 'Art' Porter, Jr.<3>
    • Carl Sawatski     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Shickshinny (Pennsylvania) on Friday November 4, 1927 and died in Little Rock (Arkansas) on Sunday November 24, 1991 at the age of 64. He is buried at Pinecrest Memorial Park (Saline County, Arkansas).
      • Little Rock is located 5 miles [8 km] to the southwest of Booker.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Carl Sawatski<3>
    • Charlie May Simon     (Author)
      • Author. She was born in Monticello (Arkansas) on Tueday August 17, 1897 and died in Little Rock (Arkansas) on Monday March 21, 1977 at the age of 79. She is buried at Mt. Holly Cemetery (Pulaski County, Arkansas).
      • Little Rock is located 5 miles [8 km] to the southwest of Booker.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Charlie May Simon<3>

How Far From Booker to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as Booker to various places of note, such as the White House.

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance beginning in Booker and extending to:

  • View Our List ...
    • Little Rock, which is the Seat of Pulaski County and lies just to the Southwest.
    • Little Rock, which is the State Capital of Arkansas, lies just to the southwest (SW).
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 882 miles [1,419.4 km]<1> to the east northeast (ENE). If you could drive a straight line from Booker to White House, with an average speed<4>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take most of two days to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 51 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 35 days.
    • The shortest distance<5> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,705 miles [10,790.7 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<6>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,433 miles [11,962.3 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,310 miles [8,545.6 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Booker. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Pulaski County: www.co.pulaski.ar.us/

The official website for State of Arkansas: https://portal.arkansas.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Booker) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Booker. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Booker

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Booker. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.7966, Longitude: -92.1961    
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website: findagrave.com.
<4>While we have tried to pick reasonable speeds, the rate of travel is very theoretical - obstacles like fences, hills, lakes, river crossings and rest stops have been ignored. When we say 'Days' of travel, we're assuming 8 hours of travel per day.
<5>The shortest line can be visualized by stretching a string on a Globe from Point A to Point B - this is known as a Great Circle Route. Where you might expect the shortest route from Booker to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 317.135 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 313.469 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 312.327 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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